Geotechnical Engineer Salary (United States)

A Geotechnical Engineer earns an average salary of $60,225 per year. Experience strongly influences pay for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
Geotechnical Engineer Salary (?
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$44,487 - $84,024
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MEDIAN: $60,224
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Geotechnical Engineer Salary (?
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$16.16 - $36.02
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National Salary Data

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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$44,487 - $84,024  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,107  
Profit Sharing
$201.34 - $9,729  
Total Pay (?
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$43,624 - $85,305  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 666
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$16.16 - $36.02  
   
Overtime
$20.53 - $41.19  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,107  
   
Profit Sharing
$201.34 - $9,729  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$43,624 - $85,305  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 105
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Job Description for Geotechnical Engineer

Geotechnical engineers monitor drilling operations, take and analyze soil samples, and classify soil and rocks. They typically work outdoors with colleagues that help them collect data and samples. The engineers then pass their samples and data to a field supervisor, who will approve their work or send them back into the field for further research. The work is both physical and mental, as the engineer is required to go out in the field to collect samples and analyze them as well. They typically work during the day, when sunlight is plentiful. Critical skills in this position include an understanding of geoscience data acquisition procedures.
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Geotechnical Engineer Tasks
  • Evaluate test data and develop design parameters.
  • Perform engineering analyses including foundation capacities, slope stability and settlements, etc.
  • Coordination of drilling and sampling of soil borings and supervision of laboratory testing.

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Pay by Experience Level for Geotechnical Engineer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

Chicago
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Portland
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New York
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Los Angeles
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Dallas
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Baton Rouge
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Seattle
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National Average
$61,000
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Philadelphia
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Experience Affects Geotechnical Engineer Salaries

National Average
$61,000

Skills That Affect Geotechnical Engineer Salaries

Project
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Engineering Design
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Microsoft Excel
0%
National Average
$61,000
Matlab
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Word
up arrow 4%
Visual Basic (VB)
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AutoDesk
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 218 votes.

Gender

Female
19%
female alumni
 
Male
81%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 6%
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